Dr. Addie Briggs and Dr. Kim Evans are childhood friends dedicated to improving the lives of children. As a pediatrician, one of the major challenges Dr. Addie faces in her practice is childhood obesity. Dr. Kim, a Superintendent and life-long educator, believes that education is the key to positively impact lives. Combining their expertise and love for children, Fitness DAWGS was born in 2017. The mission of Fitness DAWGS is to introduce children to a healthier lifestyle by educating them on good eating habits and physical activity!
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Addie Briggs, MD and Kim Evans, Ed.D., were each other’s first childhood friend. Born six weeks apart, Addie and Kim grew up under the same roof in a duplex. As the youngest children in their families, they spent most of their time playing with each other daily as their older siblings were in school. Around the age of 6, Addie’s family moved away and the two best friends lost contact with each other. Forty years later, on August 1, 2015 (which ironically is National Girlfriends Day), Addie spotted Kim in a local restaurant and the two best friends were reunited.
During one of their “catching up” moments, they discovered that they both have a passion for children and have dedicated their lives (Addie as a pediatrician and Kim as a superintendent and lifelong educator) to improving the lives of children. While talking about their passion, they discussed the impact that childhood obesity has on their profession. So, they combined their expertise along with their love for children and created Fitness DAWGS (Diet And Workout = Great Success). Fitness DAWGS is committed to introducing children to a healthier lifestyle by educating them on good eating habits and physical activity.